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RENO ELECTROCAST TECHNOLOGY is a recently developed revolutionary binder system which uses electro-magnetic forces to draw particles together for the formation of high density/low porosity, low permeability refractory castables. When the particles and aggregates are pulled close together, the amount of liquid required for placement is greatly reduced. In most cases, pumping and casting of these advanced refractory compounds have been achieved with less than 4.5% water and some with less than 3.5% water. As the space between the individual particles is reduced, reaction rate between the individual minerals is also increased leading to the formation of new ceramic compounds at much lower temperatures than previously thought possible. Additionally, with the early onset of sintering, the materials begin to “seal themselves off” and form low permeability structures.

The major benefits inherent in all of RENO’s ElectroCast ™/ ElectroPump ™ products are:

  • Reduced Pore-Sizes even beyond those seen in comparable traditional colloidal no-cement products (<1.0 micron and as low as 0.024 microns for some special coatings). Reduced Permeability (<1 to 20 Millidarcies) compared to common cement bonded materials (100 Millidarcies), and traditional colloidal no-cement products (40 Millidarcies).
  • Extreme Temperature Resistance and High Hot Strengths achieved via the higher purity chemical bonds formed and lower levels of free silica and calcium which allows for elevated temperature resistance.
  • Increased Abrasion and Wear Resistance due to higher densities and lower levels of porosity in these tighter structures.
  • Increased Corrosion Resistance due to low permeability and high purity chemical bonds.

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